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1100 Tenth Street
Greeley, CO 80631
tel: (970) 350-9780
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North Greeley Rail Corridor Sub-Area Plan

Weld County/City of Greeley Joint Planning Commission Public Hearing:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.
Weld County Building - 918 10th Street

City of Greeley Public Hearing:
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:30 p.m.
Lincoln Park Annex Building - 919 7th Street

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings:
June 7, 2010 - 9:00 p.m.
June 21, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.
July 12, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.
Weld County Centennial Center - 915 10th Street, Third Floor

Process

Over the last two years, Greeley has worked with Weld County to develop a plan to accommodate future growth in the area north of the Poudre River. The process began with data gathering, followed by an open house and collaboration between City and County staff and elected officials. Now staff is bringing forward strategies designed to address growth pressure in the area while preserving its strengths and maximizing its potential. A draft of the plan is now available. The following is a more detailed overview of the process:

Data Collection

Factors taken into account in the initial study included demographic, physical, social, and economic conditions, as well as landowner, railroad, school and wildlife interests. Public input is an important part of the research that will serve as the foundation for the final policy recommendations. The first round of public input was solicited through an open house held July 14, 2008, at the Poudre Learning Center. Take a look at the results here. The second open house was held November 19, 2009, also at the Poudre Learning Center, and the results are available below. The third open house was held April 15, 2010, and the draft plan was presented.

Policy Considerations

Based on the data collected through the Census Bureau and other research, on-site observation, public input, and collaboration with major stakeholders, City and County staff have developed a set of policy considerations for the study area. The following is a paraphrased list of those considerations:

  • Encourage strong and stable industrial/commercial businesses, while promoting an appropriate balance of land uses.
  • Coordinate the location, intensity, and mix of land uses with transportation resources.
  • Preserve functionality and future use of the existing railroad line for rail and associated uses.
  • Promote a variety of industrial/commercial businesses that provide primary jobs and encourage a diverse economic base.
  • Develop key infrastructure along the rail/transportation corridors to accommodate large industrial or commercial users.
  • Create permit-ready sites for primary industrial and commercial businesses.

Stakeholder / Citizen Input

Participants were asked to review the following six land use scenarios and select their top three choices. (1=best)

Land Use Scenario "A" (Baseline - No Change)

Land Use Scenario #1

Land Use Scenario #2

Land Use Scenario #3

Land Use Scenario #4

Land Use Scenario #5

Contacts

For more information, contact one of the project planners below:

Carlin Barkeen, AICP
City of Greeley
Community Development Department
1100 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 350-9780
carlin.barkeen@greeleygov.com
Chris Gathman
Weld County
Department of Planning Services
918 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 353-6100 ext. 3537
cgathman@co.weld.co.us

Other Materials

The following is a list of maps and other documents employed throughout the planning process: